ARCHITECT, Swedish
(active 1110-1145 in Lund)

Exterior view

1110-45
Photo
Cathedral, Lund

The cathedral of Lund (which was part of Denmark at the time) was begun c. 1110 by King Niels (1104-1134) and Asser, the first archbishop (died 1134). It was consecrated in 1134. The building is a basilica with an alternating system of support, projecting transept, choir and façade with twin towers. It is the most important Nordic successor to the imperial cathedral of Speyer.

The photo shows the west façade with twin towers.

View the ground plan of Lund Cathedral.




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